UPDATED Man to face court over Gungahlin robbery, police seek identity of good samaritan

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***Updated on 16 February 2024***

Good news Canberra, the woman in the CCTV footage has been identified. Thank you for all your assistance.


54-year-old Moncrieff man will face the ACT Magistrate’s Court today (Thursday, 15 February 2024) charged in relation to a robbery in Gungahlin.

About 1.35pm yesterday (Wednesday, 14 February), a woman was attempting to deposit a sum of cash into an ATM at a bank in the Gungahlin Marketplace.

Police allege about this time, the man has snatched the money from the woman and ran from the bank.

The man was subsequently stopped from fleeing by a member of the public before the victim caught up with the man and allegedly took back her money before the man fled the area.

Police attended and viewed CCTV footage from Gungahlin Marketplace, which enabled them to identify the alleged offender.

The man was subsequently arrested about 11.50pm Wednesday, 14 February in Lyneham.

He has been charged with four offences – robbery, prevent carrying out forensic procedure, and two counts of possess knife without reasonable excuse. Further charges are also expected.

Police would like to speak to the woman who intervened to prevent the man from fleeing the scene of the alleged incident, as well as any other witnesses who have not yet spoken to police.

Anyone with any information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 7673909. Information can be provided anonymously. 





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